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Notebook No.28, July 1829- July 1829

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/28

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains notes, sketches, and hasty descriptions on Norfolk geology and submarine currents. On the front cover is written the number 3, and Index is glued to the back cover. The contents are mostly artistic sketches within some hasty descriptions. Pencil and ink. Spine is highly fragile.

The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known, Lyell's abbreviations and contractions have been expanded using brackets []. When writing is unclear, and transcription is not possible, this is denoted using [...]. Quotation marks are Lyell's own notation for ditto, as is the abbreviation "d'o". The inclusion of [sic] indicates the misspelling of a word is deliberate and taken from the notebook.

Lyell's Own Index

p. 2, Sherringham
p. 4, [Sherringham] section
p. 7, [Sherringham] waste of cliffs
p. 13, Theory of contorted strata
p. 16, Regenerated chalk with flints
p. 16, Weybour`n chalk
p. 18, Flint layer in breccia
p. 19, Sand round flint bed
p. 22, Weybourn section
p. 24, Waste of cliffs
p. 26, Oyster dudging
p. 28, Chalk masses in Cromer cliffs
p. 30, Hunstanton section
p. 40, Lynn, sea does not encroach
p. 42, " to Wisbeach
p. 42, Subter[annea]n forest cockle bed
p. 42, Bedford levels
p. 44, Stanford oolite comes in
p. 46, Standford to Grantham section
p. 48, Newark sect[ion] R. [...]
p. 50, Retford sect[ion]
p. 52, Ferrybridge d[itt]o
p. 58, Holderness waste of cliffs
p. 58, [...]
p. 60, Alastodon found at Happisb[urgh]
p. 60, Kirkdale, bones note found at
p. 62, Kirkdale cave [...]
p. 62, Phillips on valleys
p. 65, Settle - Clapham Dlae, slate rocks
p. 71, [...] granite blocks
p. 71, Kirkdale [...] Cuvier
p. 74, Stonesfield did [...] Mr Sykes
p. 75, Transition limest[one] [...] of a mile
p. 76, York alluvium
p. 76, Holderness shells 70 ft above sea
p. 77, York to Bradford section
p. 81, Giggleswick, [...] limest[one]
p. 83, Petrifying spring n[ea]r Clapham
p. 85, Clapham Beck's Head
p. 87, Little Row Gill, Fox's hole
p. 89, [...] gill Hole
p. 90, [...]
p. 96,97,98,99,100,109,111,112,128,129 Notes to Buckland
p. 100, Clapham diluv[iu]m 20ft thick
p. 101, Ingleton sections
p. 103, Kirkby Lonsdale
p. 104, Agrum't with Buckland
p. 106, Windermere lake
p. 107, Gravel of Westmoreland
p. 108, Clappergale Windermere
p. 113, Shap fells sections
p. 115, Forest Hole section
p. 116, Shap sections
p. 116, [Shap], granite boulders
p. 120, Crosby to Shap, sect[ion]
p. 121, Appleby sect[ion]
p. 122, New Red n[ea]r Crosby
p. 124, Valley bet[ween] Shap hills + Cross fell range giant boulders very large
p. 125, Burrels, sections, near Appleby
p. 129, Bernard Castle, fossil trees
p. 130, [...] quarry without [...]
p. 134, Coal plants in England
p. 135, Alpo
p. 137, Houghton in Spring
p. 139, Humbleton section, pisoli
p. 149, Subterr[anean] movem[en]t Yorksh[ire]
p. 153, Receipt for carrying Auvergne gran[ite] over tertiary
p. 156, Thames vall. London cl. elev[ated] prior to Crag
p. 158, Uniformity of Nature
p. 160, Species, antiquity + present
p. 161, Extinct causes, how do you acc[oun]t four it?


  • Creation: July 1829- July 1829


Language of Materials



183 folios

91 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

Repository Details

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